Imperious Bolt leads Jamaica to relay gold

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 02, 2014 4:44 PM

By Sam Holden

GLASGOW (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to the 4x100 metres relay gold with an emphatic finish to win his first Commonwealth Games medal on Saturday.

The eight-times world champion ran an impressive final leg as Jamaica came home ahead of England and Trinidad & Tobago in a new Games record of 37.58 seconds on a wet night in Glasgow.

Jason Livermore, Kemar Bailey-Cole, who won the 100 metres on Monday, and Nickel Ashmeade ran the first three legs but all eyes were on Bolt, the 100 and 200 metres world record holder.

The towering sprinter collected the baton level with England anchor Danny Talbot but eased powerfully away to the line with his inimitable long stride to easily secure the gold.

(Reporting by Sam Holden; Editing by Ken Ferris)